Palm Oil Developments No.5 (June 1986) p1-6

Availability and Cost Competitiveness of Palm oil and Palm Kernel Oil in Non-food Uses


The two main non-food uses for oils and fats are in the manufacture of oleochemicals and soaps. The principal raw materials which have been generally used for both these industries are coconut oil and tallow. The choice of raw materials is based on three important factors: the properties of the individual oils, availability, and cost competitiveness.

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